SEWARD, Neb. – The GPAC leader in sacks, Concordia University Football’s Caydren Cox has been chosen as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday (Oct. 11). This marks the first career weekly honor for Cox, a senior linebacker. Teammate DJ McGarvie was recognized as the GPAC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 4.
A native of Beloit, Kan., Cox is enjoying his best collegiate season. In last week’s 24-17 win at Jamestown, Cox came up with four tackles and a pair of sacks and recovered a fumble that led to seven Bulldog points. Cox and the defense limited the Jimmies to 306 total yards. With 6.5 sacks on the season, Cox has far surpassed a career high. He also leads Concordia with 8.5 tackles for loss and ranks second on the team in tackles (38) in 2021. In his career with the Bulldogs, Cox has totaled 95 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and two interceptions.
Concordia (3-3) will attempt to push its win streak to three on Saturday when it plays at Mount Marty (0-6). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CT from Yankton, S.D.